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2024-2025 Catalog

Veterinary Medical Technology, A.A.S.


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JJC Program Code: AG500

ICCB Program Code: AGRI 0080
 

  • This degree is designed for students who wish to become certified veterinary technicians (CVTs). 
  • The program combines classroom learning with hands-on lab and clinical experience.
  • Both day and evening sections available.
  • You must start this program in the fall semester.
  • This program is fully accredited by the Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). 
  • JJC vet tech graduates are eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) for licensure in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) administers the exam. 
    • Certification requirements may vary from state to state. 
  • JJC’s program has a selective admissions process and limited enrollment.
    • Visit the Admissions page and select the Veterinary Medical Technology tab for information on the application process and admission criteria.
    • A minimum grade of “C” is required in the Vet Tech pre-requisite and program courses. Students are also required to obtain a physical examination and rabies virus vaccination prior to program start.
  • Students thinking about majoring in veterinary technology should make an appointment with a Vet Tech advisor as soon as possible. 
  • First, apply to JJC. Then, apply to the vet tech program. Applications for the vet tech program can only be completed during the VMTP application period (March 1 - June 1). 

General Education Requirements: 15 Semester Hours


General Education courses must be completed prior to acceptance in the program.

Major Core Prerequisite: 2 Semester Hours


Must be taken prior to admission into the program.

Externship Requirement: 9 Semester Hours


Take a minimum of 9 credits from any combination of the following courses

Total Required Hours: 73 Semester Hours


Completion Guide


The following schedule is based on full-time enrollment.  Students planning to transfer to a senior institution should check with that institution for specific transfer requirements.

Fall Semester


Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson Program Coordinator Program Advisor Program Advisor
Name: Brad Angus Name: Abby Panozzo Name: Jennifer Barraclough Name: Abby Panozzo
E-mail: bangus@jjc.edu Email: apanozzo@jjc.edu Email: jbarracl@jjc.edu

Email: apanozzo@jjc.edu

Phone: 815-280-2272 Phone: 815-280-2286 Phone:815-280-2753 Phone: 815-280-2286

 

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